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Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Steam’s 2020 Game Of The Year

The community-voted Steam Awards have wrapped up for 2020, with winners announced in all 10 categories. Taking out the top spot for the year is Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2–despite originally releasing in 2018, it came to Steam in December 2019, thus narrowly qualifying for the 2020 awards.

All games that released on Steam after November of 2019 were eligible for most of the 2020 awards, even if they were ports of games that released on other platforms years earlier–which means a lot of Steam’s winners for 2020 aren’t what most people would consider 2020 games.

Some winners that actually released in 2020 include Ori and the Will of the Wisps, which won for Outstanding Visual Style, Doom Eternal, which took home the Best Soundtrack award, and Fall Guys, acknowledged for the Better With Friends award. Death Stranding, which won Most Innovative Gameplay, was just on the cusp of being eligible for the awards with its November 2019 release.

GameSpot’s Game of the Year for 2020, Half-Life Alyx, also took out the Steam award for best VR game. Check out the full list of winners and nominees below.

Steam Awards 2020

Game of the Year

Red Dead Redemption 2HadesDOOM EternalFall GuysDeath Stranding

VR Game of the Year

Half-Life: AlyxPhasmophobiaThe Room VR: A Dark MatterThief Simulator VRStar Wars Squadrons

Labor of Love

Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveAmong UsTerrariaThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntNo Man’s Sky

Better with Friends

Fall GuysSea Of ThievesBorderlands 3Deep Rock GalacticRisk of Rain 2

Most Innovative Gameplay

Death StrandingControlSuperliminalNoitaTeardown

Outstanding Story-Rich Game

Red Dead Redemption 2Detroit: Become HumanMafia Definitive EditionMetro ExodusHorizon Zero Dawn

Best Game You Suck At

Apex LegendsCrusader Kings 3GhostrunnerFIFA 21GTFO

Outstanding Visual Style

Ori And The Will of the WispsBattlefield 5There Is No GameMarvel’s AvengersBlack Mesa

Best Soundtrack

DOOM EternalHalo: The Master Chief CollectionHelltakerNeed For Speed HeatPersona 4 Golden

Sit Back And Relax

The Sims 4Microsoft Flight SimulatorSatisfactoryUntitled Goose GameFactorio

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